Masami Okui

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Masami Okui
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Okui performing as part of JAM Project in Paris
Background information
Birth name Masami Okui (奥井 雅美?)
Also known as Makkun (まっくん?)
Born (1968-03-13) March 13, 1968 (age 46)
Origin Itami, Hyōgo, Japan
Genres Pop, rock, anison
Occupation(s) Musician, singer
Years active 1980s–present
Associated acts JAM Project, r.o.r/s
Website makusonia.com
In this Japanese name, the family name is "Okui".

Masami Okui (奥井 雅美 Okui Masami?, born March 13, 1968) is a Rock/Pop/Anison singer who was born in Itami, Hyōgo, Japan. She began her professional musical career at age 21 as a concert backup singer.

From almost the very beginning of her career, Masami has sung themes for anime TV and movies. She is especially well known for her songs from Revolutionary Girl Utena, Tales of Eternia The Animation, Slayers, Sorcerer Hunters, Di Gi Charat, Magic User's Club, Jungle de Ikou, Akihabara Dennou Gumi, Ray the Animation, He Is My Master and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters. She has performed material for more than 50 singles and 20 albums to date (including her work with JAM Project and Chihiro Yonekura).

Okui currently hosts @Tunes, an anime music news program, on the Japanese anime television network Animax.

History[edit]

  • 1989, November - Her musical career began. She started as a concert backup singer for Yuki Saito
  • 2003 - she teamed up with fellow artist Chihiro Yonekura to form the group r.o.r/s (an acronym for "Reflections of Renaissance/Sounds.)
  • 2003 - Debuted as a member of the supergroup JAM Project with the single: "Little Wing". This song became the opening title track for the noted anime series Scrapped Princess.
  • 2003 - Left Starchild Records. Became the music producer of her own record label, evolution.

Discography[edit]

Maxi Singles[edit]

Year Title Oricon chart peaks Album
Daily Weekly Monthly Yearly
1993 "Dare yori mo zutto..." Gyuu
"Yume ni Konnichiwa -Tanoshii Willow Town-" BEST-EST
1994 "I Was Born To Fall in Love" 92 Gyuu
"REINCARNATION" 83
"My Jolly Days" 92
"It's DESTINY" 80
1995 "Get Along" "
(featuring Megumi Hayashibara)
36 BEST-EST
"MASK" "
(featuring Kasumi Matsumura)
48 V-sit
1996 "Shake it" 81
"Jama wa Sasenai" 9
"Naked Mind" 38 Ma-KING
1997 "J" 79
"Rinbu -Revolution-" 26
"Souda, zettai." 45
1998 "Birth" 32 Do-Can
"Shu -AKA-" 32
"Never Die" 32 Her-Day
1999 "Key" 49
"Tenshi no Kyuusoku" 20
"Labyrinth/Toki ni Ai wa" 29
"Sore wa Totsuzen Yattekuru" 44 NEEI
"Only One, No. 1" 34
2000 "Over The End" 45
"Turning Point" 47
"CUTIE" 45
"Just do it" 60
2001 "Sora ni Kakeru Hashi" 28 Devotion
"Megami ni Naritai ~for a yours~" 43
"Shuffle" 55
"DEPORTATION ~but, never too late~" 53
2002 "Happy Place" 86 Crossroad
2003 "SECOND IMPACT" 56 ReBirth
2004 "Olive" 69 Dragonfly
2005 "TRUST" 26 37 God Speed
2006 "Mitsu" 79
"Zero -G-" 39 64 Evolution
"Wild Spice" 82
2007 "Remote Viewing" 96 Masami Life
"It's My Life" 41 97
"RING" 160
"INSANITY" 46 57 Akasha
2008 "Melted Snow" 121
2009 "Starting Over" 92 i-magination
"Miracle Upper WL" "
(featuring May'n)
31 67
"Sparking/No Dream, No Life"
2010 "Renka Tairan" 27 35
2012 "Sora no Uta" 29 38

Albums[edit]

Star Child
  1. Gyuu
  2. V-sit
  3. Ma-KING
  4. Do-Can
  5. BEST-EST
  6. Her-Day
  7. NEEI
  8. Li-Book 2000
  9. S-mode #1
  10. Devotion
  11. Masami Kobushi (マサミコブシ?)
King Records
  1. Crossroad
  2. Angel's Voice
  3. ReBirth
  4. S-mode #2
  5. S-mode #3
Evolution
  1. Dragonfly
  2. God Speed
  3. Evolution
  4. Masami Life
  5. Ooku (大奥?)
  6. Tribute to Masami Okui ~Buddy~
  7. Akasha
  8. Self-Satisfaction
  9. i-magination
  10. Self-Satisfaction II
Lantis
  1. Love Axel

Videos[edit]

Star Child
  1. Ma-KING Concert '97
  2. Do-can Diary
  3. A-Day
  4. Live in Hibiya -no cut-
  5. B-Day
  6. Document '00
  7. Birth Live '01
  8. C-Day
  9. Live Devotion
King Records
  1. V-mode -10th Anniversary-
Evolution
  1. GIGS 2004 ReBirth
  2. GIGS 2005 Dragonfly
  3. GIGS 2006 GodSpeed
  4. GIGS 2006 Evolution

Other works[edit]

Lyrics and Composition[edit]

  • Reiko Abe, Ui Miyazaki, Tomoe Ohmi - Egao Misete (エガオヲミセテ?), Love Prisoner, Dream Girls
  • Akira Ishida - Secret ~Dare ka no Message~ (Secret〜誰かのメッセージ〜?), But But But
  • Mayumi Iizuka - Memorial Song
  • Ikuko - Angel of Light
  • Tomoe Ohmi - Utakata (ウタカタ?), Hi no Hana (火ノ花?), Float ~Sora no Kanata E~ (float〜空の彼方へ〜?), Still Love, Yuunagi (夕凪?), Return to Love, Happy Days
  • Mami Kingetsu - Candle Light ga Kieru Koro ni Wa (キャンドルライトが消える頃には?)
  • Mariko Koda - Moonlight Angel ~Ashita ni Mukatte~ (Moonlight Angel〜明日に向かって〜?)
  • Takehito Koyasu - Sennichite (千日手?)
  • Nobuo Tobita - Ranbu (乱舞?)
  • Sakura Nogawa - KAKERA, Girl's☆Pleasure
  • Yuko Mizutani - Ryouki ~Heaven & Hell~ (領域〜Heaven&Hell〜?)
  • Hikaru Midorikawa - more than words
  • Ui Miyazaki - Adoration, Kurenai, Phosphor

Composition[edit]

Lyrics[edit]

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